About Fastfrate:

Fastfrate Group has been providing industry-leading transportation services for more than 50 years. From what started out as an LTL over the road and intermodal carrier, Fastfrate has grown into a diverse group comprised of multiple companies operating across Canada. This evolution allows us to offer customers a full suite of asset-based transportation including over-the-road, cross-border, intermodal LTL and TL, drayage and transload, warehousing, distribution, logistics services and final mile.

Who we’re looking for:

The Data Engineer role requires a strong understanding of data and continuous improvement.  Developing an understanding of Transportation pricing, costing and rate creation will be expected.  The role requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Excel, SQL, Power BI and Python is required in order to perform complex calculations, as well as dynamic model building.  ETL (Extract, Transform, Load), and data analysis from several source databases are required for performing costing and efficiency analyses.  The Data Engineer must lead automation and business process improvement initiatives and projects, from inception to completion, providing the necessary deliverables within the allotted timeline.

The task breakdown below is an approximation of total time requirements and should be used as a guideline only.  Other tasks may be assigned, as required.

Tool development 60%

Routine Data Mining 20%

Routine Excel tool maintenance 10%

Routine SharePoint maintenance 5%

SOP optimization / writing 5%

What you’ll do:

  • Create architecture, perform ETL and analyze data from various data sources to answer specific business-related questions
  • Create analytical tools for the BAS team to support costing and RFPs
  • Lead automation projects
  • Creation of SOPs, staff training, as needed
  • Assist Business Analysts in creating KPI visibility reports
  • Assist Senior Management with creating specific tools as required
  • Travel to other branches may be required from time to time for short periods (2-3 days) for specific initiatives

Must Haves:


  • University degree/Professional designation relating to computer science, business analysis, engineering, data analysis, or similar
  • 2-3 years of experience (co-op acceptable) in an engineering, business analysis, data analysis role
  • Analytical skills using VBA in Excel and Power BI is required
  • Experience with at least one programming language (C/C++, Python, Java)
  • Proven project management experience
  • High level of organization skills including ability to follow established guidelines, methods and procedures to achieve desired results
  • Time management skills (i.e. ensuring that tasks are completed in a timely manner, the ability to work under pressure and meet strict guidelines, etc.)
  • Communication skills (verbal, written, facilitation, e-mail) including an ability to interact with all levels of organization. English language skills are a must; French would be a plus
  • General computer skills including a high level of comfort with MS Office and associated applications


  • Operational knowledge of SQL databases
  • Operational knowledge of Python
  • Experience with Power BI dashboard design and automation
  • Operational knowledge of AWS S3 is nice to have
  • Operational knowledge of transportation is nice to have – LTL, TL, Intermodal/Rail, Drayage, Trans Load, Warehousing, Cross-Border, etc.
  • Experience with Transportation Management Software


Halifax, NS